WSU Elementary Music Workshop Series

2017-18 Series

Judy Bond

Body, Mind, Spirit, Voice: Orff-Schulwerk Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017
Clinician: Judy Bond
Cost: $25
Credit: .4 CEU


In this workshop we will experience materials and activities for general music and explore connections between Orff-Schulwerk philosophy and processes and other music teaching/learning approaches. We will consider how body, mind and spirit come together through “singing, saying, dancing, playing,” resulting in joyful music making for people of all ages, from early childhood through advancing age. An important component will be analysis and consideration of goals for different teaching environments and situations.
Goals for the workshop:

  • Developing musicality through making beautiful music together
  • Experiencing music activities adaptable for different environments and ages
  • Opportunity to collaborate, communicate, and create
  • Making connections between different approaches to music teaching and learning
  • Opportunity to share music education concerns (curriculum, standards, assessment, etc.)
  • Fun!

Sue Leithold-BowcockAdventures in Pitch Matching: Supporting Uncertain Singers

Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018
Clinician: Sue Leithold-Bowcock
Cost: $25
Credit: .4 CEU


This session will explore games, activities and song material that aid in supporting the uncertain singer’s development of his or her pitch matching ability.  Singing is a learned behavior that can nurtured through creative and joyful experiences which do not need to be time consuming or stressful to the student and/or teacher.

Andrew EllingsenFrom Traditional to New: Using Folk Material as the Springboard for Student Creations in the Music Room

Saturday, April 7, 2018
Clinician:  Andrew Ellingsen
Cost: $25
Credit: .4 CEU


In the National Core Arts Standards released in 2014, having students create original material is given equal importance to having students perform and respond to music!  In this workshop, participants will explore a variety of ways to have students use the traditional folk material they learn in the music classroom as the entry point to creating new material.  We will also look at ways to make the process of creating new music and movement serve as a culminating learning experience for students.

Music Series Details


All workshops will be held in the Choral Rehearsal Room (159) in the Performing Arts Center on the WSU campus. These workshops are sponsored by the WSU Department of Music and the Collegiate Chapter of NAfME (National Association for Music Education).


Registration and Refreshment: 8 - 8:30am
Workshop: 8:30am - 12:30pm

Continuing Education Credits

Each session can be attended as a separate workshop for .4 CEUs each.

One graduate semester credit is available for the series. Requirements for credit include attendance at all three workshops and an accompanying paper for each session outlining ways to incorporate the material into the participants’ own situation and curriculum.

If you would like to take this workshop or workshop series for undergraduate or graduate credit, contact WSU Outreach and Continuing Education at 1.800.DIAL.WSU (1.800.342.5978) ext. 5080 or email

Contact WSU Adult & Continuing Education with any questions about registration at 457.5080 or

Workshop Fee

$25.00 for each session attended
$70.00 for the 3-workshop series (Promo code: MusicEd)

For further information, contact:
Cathy Schmidt
Music Department